Wairarapa News : January 9th 2013
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The couple have owned the dairy for 14 years and stopped selling cigarettes four years ago after they were burgled. The break-in was the straw that broke the camel's back' as far as they were con- cerned and they are glad they have rid themselves of tobacco which harms the community in more ways than one. Barbara says the loss of revenue from the sale of cigarettes and tobacco was a blow to the bottom line, but they have successfully moved the business in another direction. She says cigarettes are such as nega- tive in society and she is glad she is not contributing to their destructive influence. I don't like cigarettes -- they cause a lot of strife. Especially the young ones -- if they haven't got money, they'll steal,'' says Barbara. This does not just mean breaking into shops like hers but she hears that kids also steal from people's houses. Some customers are surprised to find she doesn't sell tobacco and occasionally people get stroppy and storm out without buying anything, but Barbara says she is not bothered. She has lovely memories of the confec- tionary shops back in her birthplace of Lancashire, England. Her grandmother owned a sweet shop and Barbara herself worked in one as a young woman. She says she has special relationship with the kids and adults who frequently come into the store to buy lollies. I always say to the kids make sure you clean you teeth'.'' They continue to build up their selec- tion of sweets behind the counter and keep them all in their own separate con- tainers to stop the flavours cross- contaminating. We sell a lot so they stay fresh.'' People come from all over to buy sweets from the dairy. Hunters, divers, surfers buy a lot. Surfers really like the sugar,'' she says. Favourites at the dairy include rolled ice creams in a cone and meat pies.
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